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From the Director

The third decade of the third millennium brings great opportunities for AAAP.  Where is amateur astronomy heading in the New Year?  What actions and decisions, what different directions might AAAP take as central New Jersey slowly emerges from the pandemic?  … Continue reading

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From the Director

Join us for the great conjunction tonight, Friday, December 18 on solstice day, December 21 right after sunset (4:37pm).  You can join the live astro video session via Zoom produced by the AAAP astro-video group.  If conditions are favorable we will … Continue reading

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From the Director

The Solstice Cometh                                                                            … Continue reading

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From the Director

Be thankful for computerized star charts We’ll illuminate the history of celestial cartography at our next meeting via Zoom on Nov 10 at 7:30 (see Ira’s section below about the guest speaker and Zoom link). The premise that we stand … Continue reading

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From the Director

Ancient astronomy comes to lifeWe’ll immerse ourselves in the history of astronomy from the ancient Greek perspective when we meet again via Zoom on Oct 13 at 7:30 (see Ira’s section below for info on the guest speaker and Zoom … Continue reading

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From the Director

Zooming AAAP Meetings this Fall.It’s no surprise that we won’t have access to Peyton Hall auditorium in the near future, so we’ll be patient and go with Zoom this fall. Our May and June zooming experiments mostly succeeded, for example … Continue reading

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From the Director

      by Rex Parker, Phd director@princetonastronomy.org Zooming AAAP Meetings this Fall. It’s no surprise that we won’t have access to Peyton Hall auditorium in the near future, so we’ll be patient and go with Zoom this fall. Our … Continue reading

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From the Director

      by Rex Parker, Phd director@princetonastronomy.org Virtually Like the Professionals. While COVID has wiped out a lot of ground-based astronomy around the world, astronomers are ahead of the curve in virtual and robotic technologies. Astronomy and all the … Continue reading

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From the Director

      by Rex Parker, Phd director@princetonastronomy.org Zoom AAAP Meetings for May 12 and June 09. We hope that you are well and keeping your sense of humor and perspective despite the social and personal challenges of COVID. As … Continue reading

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From the Director

      by Rex Parker, Phd director@princetonastronomy.org Astronomy in the Time of Coronavirus AAAP’s operations at both Peyton Hall on campus and the Observatory at Washington Crossing State Park are closed until the coronavirus crisis normalizes and group gatherings … Continue reading

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